Wrinkle treatments derived from botulinum toxin are one of the most popular cosmetic products on the market today. Touted by celebrities and adored by the masses, it offers a quick fix to problems such as wrinkles and facial creases. Aside from these uses, the injections are also helpful in targeting uncontrolled blinking and lazy eyes, along with aiding in relief from migraine headaches.
But what is this miracle product? It is actually a purified form of a neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin. By blocking nerve impulses, the injections help to relax muscle contractions. Since muscles in the targeted area are no longer able to contract, the result is softer, smoother wrinkles. In as little as two to four days after treatment results can be seen, and the effects can last anywhere from four to six months. For some clients the results achieved from the injections can be even greater than those from a face-lift.